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El Cardenal Alameda

70 Juarez Avenue | at Hilton Hotel, Mexico City, Mexico
+52 55186632
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Ranked #26 of 1,755 restaurants in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

When visiting this restaurant you're choosing comfort, parking, amplitude, modern facilities/services and accessibility (highly appreciated features for locals) over colonial architecture, scenic view and outdoor seating (tourism stuff). This of course does not make this restaurant a bad option, service and food quality are way above average, specially for breakfast. Give a try to the specials recommended by your waiter!!!!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is not the first time I have been at this restaurant and thought it was o.k. Unfortunately our lunch this time became a nightmare. The waiter sent to our table a "molcajete" which is salsa, cheese and tortillas, even though we didn't ask for it -and of course it was not a courtesy-. As I live in Mexico I... More

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Rest_ElCardenal, Manager at El Cardenal Alameda, responded to this review
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Hola, ¿tiene alguna dirección de correo que nos pueda proporcionar, por favor? Quisiéramos ponernos en contacto con usted para saber... More

San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

One of our favorite places to eat lunch Mexico City. Simply because the food is perfect:) My husband grew up in Mexico and loves coming here to eat. We stop here on the way from airport to the st. Regis. We order tequila with sangrita :) They bring to the table molcajete. Perfect. It has a green spicy cilantro sauce... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

It is located inside the Hilton Hotel. It offers good mexican food with a more international taste. It is not spicy as locals like it, but it fits international taste.

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New York City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

From the hot chocolate, to the freshly baked goods and the bespoke yet discreet service, my experience at El Cardenal was one to remember. On a side note, I have also tried their escamoles (ants' eggs) omelett and that is another experience I cannot forget!

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Montreal, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Mexican typical cuisine. Great to have breakfast or lunch. Do not miss the hot chocolate! The bread is just fabulous!

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Torreon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

It is a great place to have breakfast or lunch in Mexico City, you will always find politicians, intellectuals, business people or tourist, it has great mexican dishes, good food, fair prices and good service. Get there early so you won't have to wait for a table. Order escamoles (ant eggs) or gusanos de maguey (worms) they are hard to... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

El Cardenal is a classic, and its quality doesn't diminish inthe franchises. I really love the food, with an ample selection of Mexican traditional and non traditional dishes. I am a big fan of the "filete de pescado tallado a las brasas". I also recommend the one in San Angel, south of Mexico City.

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Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Chapulines, gusanos de Maguey, and other type of insects, traditional of native Mexican food can be found in this restaurant. I personally like very much this food, though I have to admit, I have tried it better in other restaurants in Mexico. Service is good and so is the ambiance. I have only been once here, and tried only three... More

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Mexico City
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

When good reputation places add a new section because of more space needed make it a good investment. This place had an original area where a lot of people looked forward to eat at, so they decided to add the next door square meters to increase their availible tables. What did they do? added that area, paint it in white,... More

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Mauricio H, Gerente at El Cardenal Alameda, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your opinion. Let us know, please, if you visited the restaurant when it was not installed yet the collection of old photographs of the Alameda park. In this moment we have not finished decorating the new dining room. Anyway, your point of view is very valuable for us and we are very grateful for it. More

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